Today, the High Court refused Safe Water Alternative NZ Inc’s (SWANZ) application for interim relief of fluoride into Hamilton’s water supply.
This means that the process to put fluoride back into the water supply will now begin.
It will take up to seven days to begin adding fluoride to the city’s water supply and a further one to two weeks for fluoride to be distributed right throughout the water supply network.
SWANZ will continue with their application to challenge fluoridation at the substantial High Court hearing. The date of this High Court hearing is set for 9 September.
$50,000 has been set aside in the draft 2014/15 Annual Plan to meet the costs of the court hearings.
For more information on the fluoride process to date, visit www.hamilton.govt.nz/fluoride
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